Torch and Twang

Tuesday | 8:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
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Torch & Twang is Impact’s best and brightest outlet for the folk, Americana and bluegrass tunes you love. Every Tuesday, hosts Daniel and AJ bring you a current stream of new music, hot modern acts like Shakey Graves, and your favorites from America’s thick roots history (cue the Cash and Dylan).

Torch & Twang also promotes Michigan’s long standing tradition of incredible bluegrass and folk music by supporting all of your favorite local Americana groups.

On a given show you’ll hear special in-studio interviews and performances that give insight into the minds of the people behind the music. Be sure to stay tuned throughout the night for insight into the modern Americana news beat, word on concerts happening nearby, ticket and album giveaways, and plenty more!

Whether you are a long time fan, or a newcomer to Americana music, Torch & Twang is a must have during your Tuesday night!

Torch and Twang 2/24/15

Local Michigan State artist Monte Pride II joins Torch and Twang at 9pm for an interview and a live performance! Tweet us at @TorchandTwang with your questions for Monte, as well as with your requests throughout the show! New music comes at 10, followed by a Happy 26th Birthday to the Impact at 11.

It all starts at 8, only on the Progressive Torch and Twang!

Stream an excerpt of Monte Pride II’s interview and performance right here:


Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash – Out among the Stars

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Sturgill Simpson – Life of Sin

Lake Street Dive – Stop your Crying

Jim White vs The Packway Handle Band – Not a Song

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Like a Mighty River

Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers – A Man Who Believes His Own Lies

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Torch & Twang 2/17/15

Tonight, Torch and Twang Host Daniel Rayzel and Cultural Vibe Host CJax team up at 9pm to form a special episode of “The Cultural Twang,” featuring a music mashup of Americana and Hip-Hop! Tune in right at the start at 8pm to get a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band on the 27th! And as always, new music rolls in at 10, followed by a celebration of Fat Tuesday at 11 with the best in New Orleans Style Jazz and Blues.

As always, call us at 517-884-8989 or tweet us at @TorchandTwang with your requests. It all starts at 8pm, only on the Progressive Torch and Twang!


Preservation Hall Jazz Band- Bourbon Street Parade

Howlin’ Brothers- Delta Queen

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Pokey LaFarge- Central Time

The New Basement Tapes- Duncan and Jimmy

Carolina Chocolate Drops- Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man?

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Torch & Twang 2/10/15

Tonight’s Torch Recommends transforms into “The Pity Jamboree” as fellow specialty show host Makenzie McNeill joins us for an Americana and Punk/Emo mashup! Keep listening throughout the show for tonight’s ticket giveaway to see Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on Friday, Feb 27th! New music from some Torch and Twang favorites swings in at 10pm.

And as always, call us with your requests at 517-884-8989 or tweet us at @TorchandTwang!


Barnstar!- Stay With Me

Langhorne Slim & the Law- The Way We Move

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Jim White vs The Packway Handle Band – Not a Song

Sean Rowe – Madman

Punch Brothers – My, Oh My

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Torch & Twang 2/3/15

Torch Recommends turns into “The Basement Torch” as fellow speciality show host Dom Korzecke joins Daniel Rayzel at 9pm to highlight some local twang! 10pm brings new music by Bob Dylan, Blackberry Smoke, Kristin Diable, and more!
Follow @TorchandTwang on Twitter for updates throughout the show and to tweet your requests.
It all starts at 8! Only on the Progressive Torch and Twang!


 

Ivan & Alyosha- On My Way

Jim White Vs. The Packway Handle Band

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Howlin’ Brothers- Delta Queen

Anne McCue- Dig Two Graves

Lake Street Dive- You Go Down Smooth

Drew Davis- Son of a Gun

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Torch & Twang 1/27/15

Packway Handle Band featured at 9pm, new music at 10pm, and a very happy birthday to the “King of the Slide Guitar,” Elmore James! Only on the Progressive Torch and Twang!


Ivan and Alyosha- Be Your Man

Shakey Graves- Dearly Departed

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Sturgill Simpson- Turtles All the Way Down

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Old 97’s- Most Messed Up

The Howlin’ Brothers- Delta Queen

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Shovels and Rope- Birmingham

Shovels and Rope- Coping Mechanism

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Torch & Twang 1/20/15

Torch and Twang goes solo tonight with Daniel Rayzel as he brings you the best in Americana! Torch Recommends at 9pm will feature freak folk group Fire on Fire. 10pm will bring plenty of great new music from Rhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers, and many others. Don’t miss the tribute to MLK Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement at 11pm!

And don’t forget to check out our revived Twitter account, @TorchandTwang !


Lake Street Dive- You Go Down Smooth

Langhorne Slim & The Law- The Way We Move

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Kyle Reid & The Low Swinging Chariots- Shot of Whiskey

JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers- Apples and Oranges

Shovels & Rope- Evil

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Torch & Twang 1/13/15

Torch and Twang is here once again, and tonight we’ll be bidding farewell to host Alex Ruff! Along with new music at 10pm, Alex will be playing his top ten Americana tunes at 9pm. And as always, we are taking your requests for your favorites in Americana at (517)884-8989. All that, and more great music from 8pm to Midnight, only on the Progressive Torch and Twang!


Carolina Chocolate Drops- Riro’s House

Carolina Chocolate Drops- Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man?

Bob Dylan and The Band- Odds and Ends

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Noam Pikelny- Jim Thompson’s Horse

Pokey LaFarge- Central Time

Ivan & Alyosha- Be Your Man

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Torch & Twang 1/6/15

The first Torch and Twang of 2015 is LIVE tonight, and we have four hours of the best in Americana music just for you! At 9pm, Torch Recommends will shine some light on singer/songwriter Happy Traum and his collaborations with some famous folkies. Special guest host Lynne will be making an appearance, and you don’t want to miss it. 8pm to midnight, only on the Progressive Torch and Twang!


Tom Waits- Chicago

Langhorne Slim & The Law- The Way We Move

Shakey Graves- Dearly Departed

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Greg Brown- Canned Goods

Rodney Crowell- Every Night

Pokey LaFarge- Central Time

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Torch & Twang 12/30/14

Daniel holds down the fort for the last Torch and Twang show of 2014! At 9pm, he’ll be featuring music by The Blue Olives, along with a nonstop holiday music block beginning at 11pm. Hear some of Daniel’s Americana favorites throughout the night, including a handful of oldies like Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and more. Only on Impact’s Progressive Torch and Twang!


 

Bob Dylan- Must Be Santa

The New Basement Tapes- Duncan And Jimmy

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The Rolling Stones- Dead Flowers

Jake Bugg- Pine Trees

Bob Dylan- Blood In My Eyes

Sean Rowe- Done Calling You

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Torch & Twang 12/23/14

Merry Christmas to all you folk-lovers out there! We’re throwing all the holiday music we can find at you tonight, officially kicking off at 9. Tune at the start and toward the end for your favorite T&T regulars.


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Max Gomez- Season of my Memory

Trampled By Turtles- Wild Animals

Corb Lund- Just Me and These Ponies

Doug Maines & The City Folk- Theresa St. Johns
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